Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $28,247
32%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 32% is in!! Please keep it coming in, folks. July is almost funded--now we need to cover August and September.

Keyword: abortion

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Group holds #WomenBetrayed rallies, protests Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis

    07/29/2015 9:03:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    cbs4indy.com ^ | July 28, 2015, | Gabby Gonzalez,
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 28, 2015) – A pro-life group is organizing rallies across the country Tuesday to spur an investigation into Planned Parenthood. Students for Life for America cites the recently released undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood executive discussing fetal organ donation as the motivation for events. While the pro-life group accuses Planned Parenthood of profiting from fetal organ donation, Planned Parenthood says they are only reimbursed for the expenses that come with the practice. The now viral undercover video, posted by a pro-life group called the Center for Medical Progress, showed a Planned Parenthood official discussing the harvesting...
  • Protesters Stage Outside Planned Parenthood (Oregon)

    07/29/2015 8:50:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    kxl.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jeremy Scott
    BEAVERTON, Ore. — Several hundred anti-abortion activists lined the street corners near a Planned Parenthood clinic on Tuesday morning after undercover video was leaked of the organization selling parts of tiny unborn babies. “The newest video released today showed them actually picking through a tiny arm and leg and negotiating prices,” said college student Melodie Durett. She’s calling for an official investigation. The group signed a petition asking for the organization who they say lacks compassion to be de-funded by the government. “Women today are told that your ‘choice’ is abortion. That is not a choice,” said a protester. The...
  • Sen. Susan Collins likely to vote no on defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:49:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Wednesday said she is likely to oppose a bill backed by Senate Republican leaders that would defund Planned Parenthood. “I'm still looking at the bill, but if it is an immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood before we have more facts in, then I would likely oppose the amendment,” Collins told reporters.
  • Protesters decry Planned Parenthood over activist's video (Ohio)

    07/29/2015 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wcpo.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI -- Dozens of protesters marched outside Planned Parenthood’s offices in Mt. Auburn on Tuesday calling on the federal government to defund the organization. The protests also took place in more than 50 cities across the country. Planned Parenthood has been under fire for weeks after a video surfaced that appears to show an executive discussing fetal tissue donation. Planned Parenthood said the video is heavily edited and misleading. The group says it does donate tissue for research but does not market body parts. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he is planning to investigate the organization based on the...
  • Las Vegas joins national protests against Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:40:42 AM PDT · by Morgana
    news3lv.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Sandra Gonzalez
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – The anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress, has released a third undercover video showing what it believes to be the sale of fetal body parts by Planned Parenthood. In several cities across the country, rallies against Planned Parenthood were held including one in Las Vegas. "Planned Parenthood is our nation's abortion Goliath," says the Director of Nevadans for Life, Jessi Bridges before supporters. About 100 people rallied against Planned Parenthood at Grant Sawyer State Government Building on Tuesday. "It's time for congress to investigate Planned Parenthood now. It is time for congress to defund...
  • Protesters Gather Outside Sacramento Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:38:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    fox40.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ben Deci
    SACRAMENTO — So many Americans see the abortion debate as something that long ago devolved into not much more than a shouting match. Tuesday, it literally became one, as Sacramento protesters shouted to be heard over music that Planned Parenthood was piping outside its 29th Street clinic. But Tuesday, protesters say something there is different. “You know, I think this is a tipping point in American history,” said Wynette Sills, the Director of Californians for Life. The new energy in protests against Planned Parenthood comes from a series of videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. They are purportedly...
  • Protesters target Milwaukee Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    A group of anti-abortion activists gathered outside a Milwaukee Planned Parenthood health center Tuesday as part of a national day of protests targeting the group. Organizers said the protest, which was held on Wisconsin Ave. near 22nd St. came in response to recently released videos, which show a Planned Parenthood employee discussing the cost of fetal body parts. "We are outraged," said Kerry Lawlor, one of the organizers of the Milwaukee protest. "We feel that women have been betrayed instead of served." Planned Parenthood described the rally as a pattern of continued harassment. The event in Milwaukee drew about 50...
  • 'Women Betrayed'! 65 U.S. cities protest Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:07:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    An estimated 12,000 Americans in as many as 65 U.S. cities took to the streets Tuesday to demand an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood amid mounting evidence that the abortion group dismembered unborn babies and sold the babies’ internal organs and parts – including heads, hearts, livers, kidneys and limbs – to organizations and researchers across the country. The “Women Betrayed” rallies, coordinated by Students for Life of America and Pro-Life Future, followed release of three undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives negotiating deals to collect and deliver the baby parts. The investigation was carried out by the...
  • Protests Against Planned Parenthood in 70 Cities

    07/29/2015 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | 28 Jul 2015 | by Lana Shadwick
    AUSTIN, Texas — Pro-lifers across America are gathering today at what has been dubbed “#WomenBetrayedRally.” The rallies, in more than 70 cities across the nation, come in the wake of the release of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the harvesting and sale of baby body parts. They are calling on state and federal officials to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood. The Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos on July 14th and July 21st which riveted the nation. The response – Governors and Congressmen have called for the defunding and investigation of Planned Parenthood. A third video was...
  • Hillary: Hey, let’s investigate all abortion providers [One up on the GOP]

    07/29/2015 7:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2015
    Wait … what? This actually came from a partial defense Hillary Clinton tried to provide for Planned Parenthood yesterday, but it comes across as something else entirely. In an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader, Hillary acknowledged that she has seen some of the images from the undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress, and calls them disturbing. But Congress shouldn’t single out Planned Parenthood, Hillary argues — they should investigate all abortion providers for potential tissue sales.You’re on: Calling them “disturbing,” Hillary Clinton said undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted...
  • Senate Republicans Introduce Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/29/2015 | Paul Conner
    A group of Republican senators, led by Iowa’s Joni Ernst, introduced legislation Tuesday to strip Planned Parenthood Federation of America of the more than $500 million of taxpayer money that it receives every year. The bill comes after the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talking with disturbing frankness about selling the organs of unborn children to research facilities. The group’s affiliates across the country performed 327,653 abortion procedures in 2013, according to its most recent annual report. That report shows that Planned Parenthood took more $528 million in federal money, 41 percent...
  • New Mexico protesters demand Planned Parenthood inquiry

    07/29/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Deborah Baker and Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writers
    More than 300 abortion opponents held rallies Tuesday in New Mexico demanding the government investigate whether Planned Parenthood is illegally selling aborted fetal tissue, and that it defund the national organization. The protests, at the state Capitol in Santa Fe and at Planned Parenthood clinics in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, were a spinoff of the recent national furor over secretly recorded videos posted to YouTube, showing organization officials talking about providing fetal tissue and organs for research in exchange for payment. Anti-abortion groups have seized on the videos as evidence of what one rally speaker called the “scandal of selling...
  • Why Planned Parenthood Can’t Donate Tissue Harvested From Babies

    07/29/2015 7:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Katie Geary
    If you haven’t watched the damning videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donation (or, in plain language, exchanging aborted babies’ body parts for money), you should watch them now before you read further. The first alarming question is whether Planned Parenthood illegally sells aborted fetuses’ organs and tissue. This is what Planned Parenthood and its defenders have repeatedly focused on, insisting that they are compliant with all laws. But it is what precedes that “fetal tissue donation” that needs attention. Specifically, does Planned Parenthood regularly flout the federal ban on partial-birth abortion using loopholes? How do they get...
  • Planned Parenthood attacks

    07/29/2015 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 29th, 2015 | streiff (Diary)
    “Deny everything. Admit nothing. Blame others. Make counter-accusations.” That, in a nutshell, is the Planned Parenthood strategy for surviving the revelations that far from being a non-profit they are a rapacious and conscienceless entity that would have shamed the Burkers of Regency London. Now that a politically connected — by ‘politically connected’ I mean Democrat –crisis communications firms is on board we are seeing an all out assault being waged by Planned Parenthood on the people who produced the video. As my colleague Joe Cunningham reported yesterday, Planned Parenthood has sent a memo to editors warning them to ignore the...
  • Portland ice cream shop bombarded with threats over Planned Parenthood fundraiser

    07/29/2015 7:28:55 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 28 replies
    kptv.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Kaitlyn Bolduc
    A North Portland ice cream shop claims they are being bombarded with threats and insults to their business after holding a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. “I’m probably getting 12 to 15 every half hour to an hour, the phone is ringing quite often,” said What’s the Scoop owner Jodie Ostrovsky. Ostrovsky said the shop does fundraisers year round, and the staff loves it, because it’s how they give back to the community. When the shop works with Planned Parenthood, though, the threats start pouring in via phone, email and Facebook. Ostrovsky said the Planned Parenthood fundraiser kicked off in July....
  • Remember when Planned Parenthood was cool with secretly recorded video? We do! [pic]

    07/29/2015 7:27:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    One of Planned Parenthood’s — and their supporters’ — most trusty complaints when it comes to being exposed as the baby butchers they are is about how the damning videos were obtained. Secrecy is bad, they cry! We were duped, they sputter! But as tweeter @back_ttys reminds us, it wasn’t so long ago that Planned Parenthood was singing a different tune:
  • New York Times propaganda piece on fetal-tissue sales

    07/29/2015 7:06:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 28, 2015 | Phil Lawler
    Today’s New York Times report on the sale of fetal tissue is the journalistic equivalent of a diet pill: a “news” story designed not to satisfy, but to suppress, the reader’s appetite for information. Let’s start with the photo at the top, because although it is not part of the story, it sets the tone. It’s a shot of a woman, standing alone in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic, saying the Rosary. But wait; she couldn’t be alone, because the caption says she is a participant in an “anti-abortion rally.” So we know the photo was taken to catch...
  • House vote to defund Planned Parenthood unlikely before recess

    07/29/2015 6:21:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The House appears unlikely to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood before the August recess despite mounting pressure on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced at an anti-abortion rally outside the Capitol on Tuesday that the Senate would vote to defund the group before leaving town for a five-week recess. And with the release of a third undercover video now targeting Planned Parenthood, a House bill to defund the group has reached 140 supporters.
  • Vicious In Utero Fetus Group Terror Hacks Pro-Choicers

    07/29/2015 4:56:37 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 7/29/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     Vicious Fetuses Form Group Terror Hack Against Defenseless Pro-Choicers  Fanatical anti-abortion scientists used the latest in direct mind-controlled, brain-to-brain communication to link 100,000s of dirty little vermin, white-trash, N-Word and Illegal Immigrant fetuses, then trained them to attack innocent pro-choice defenders and guarantors of a woman's sacred right to choose. Fanatical fetal cohorts operating under the handle iFetus, coordinated hack attacks against heroic Planned Parenthood and NARAL defenders, using collective psi-power under the direction of anti-choice criminals David Daleiden and Lila Rose. Our sincere and idealistic pro-choice patriots had no choice but to counter-attack against the vicious fetal forces, only...
  • Dozens march on Planned Parenthood in Syracuse, outraged by fetal tissue videos (New York)

    07/29/2015 12:15:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – About 85 protesters filled the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood in Syracuse today for an anti-abortion rally fueled by recent undercover videos about the sale of fetal tissue from abortions. Protesters demanded that Congress eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and investigate the organization for possible violation of federal law against selling fetal tissue for profit. The protest in Syracuse, one of dozens slated for today around the nation, drew participants from as far away as Yonkers. But many were local protesters who are regulars on the sidewalk at 1120 E. Genesee St., having prayed and...
  • Salt Lake protesters take their message to Planned Parenthood (Utah)

    07/29/2015 12:08:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | July 28 2015 6 | Daphne Chen
    SALT LAKE CITY — Protesters carrying signs against abortion gathered outside a Planned Parenthood Association of Utah office Tuesday afternoon to call on government officials to strip funding from the reproductive health organization. The rally drew about 100 people and was one of 65 "Women Betrayed" protests that took place across the nation Tuesday, ignited by the release of three videos over the past few weeks showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of procuring fetal tissue. "The videos were horrific," said rally organizer Callie Oppedisano, a mother of three and active anti-abortion activist. "We want our Congress to know...
  • Mitch McConnell presses forward with vote to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 11:30:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/28/15 | Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
    The controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood is escalating on Capitol Hill as Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to vote to cut off federal funds for the organization as early as next week and keep campaigning on the issue this fall. After anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a new video showing representatives from Planned Parenthood talking about fetal tissue sales, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) assigned a trio of senators to come up with a plan to defund the abortion rights group. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are trying to hash out a deal about how...
  • Read the Letter Planned Parenthood Sent News Outlets Warning Them Not to Air Undercover Videos

    07/28/2015 11:13:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    blaze.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    A regional branch of Planned Parenthood warned reporters in a new letter Monday against airing recent sting videos released by a group which purport to show the abortion provider’s employees discussing the sell of aborted fetus parts. KVLY-TV in North Dakota published the letter from Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. “CMP has used footage obtained through deceit and unlawful behavior, including possible violations of state recording laws, federal tax laws and falsified state identification. Then, they concoct wildly false stories through selective editing,” the letter alleged. “We expect this video will be no different in that regard;...
  • Undercover videos spark Planned Parenthood protest in Birmingham

    07/28/2015 11:09:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    wiat.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mike McClanahan
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Pro-life groups are calling for a state investigation into Planned Parenthood affiliates in Alabama. There’s also a push to de-fund the organization, and protesters are taking that message to the streets. A large group of people gathered at noon Tuesday outside the Planned Parenthood office in Birmingham.
  • Health chief defends Planned Parenthood amid calls to defund

    07/28/2015 10:58:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama’s top healthcare official defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood at a hearing on Tuesday as Republicans zeroed in on cutting off its money. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell focused her comments on how the federal funding for Planned Parenthood provides mammograms and other services for women. “What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms and cancer prevention screenings,” Burwell told the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “We do not fund abortion,” she added, though Burwell noted there are some...
  • [HuffPo] Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 7:56:30 PM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    After a group of GOP senators huddled Tuesday afternoon to discuss the recently released undercover "sting" videos of Planned Parenthood, Republicans unveiled legislation to strip the family planning provider of its federal funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked the legislation Tuesday night using Rule 14 of Senate procedure, setting up a procedural cloture vote to move the bill to the floor as early as Monday. That all but assures the bill will get a final vote before Senators depart for August recess. McConnell huddled with Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a handful of other Republicans...
  • Thousands Rally Across Nation Urging Defunding Planned Parenthood: #WomenBetrayed

    07/28/2015 10:47:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 28 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Thousands of Americans rallied Tuesday in some 65 cities across the nation to urge state and federal lawmakers to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood – the country’s largest abortion provider. The rallies, titled #WomenBetrayed, were launched by national pro-life group Students for Life of America (SFLA) and its partner organization Pro-Life Future in response to the gruesome undercover investigative videos released by the Center for Medical Progress over the past several weeks. Participants are urging their state and federal lawmakers to investigate, prosecute, and defund Planned Parenthood. “Women across the nation rose up today to say that they deserve better...
  • Protestors picket Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic

    07/28/2015 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 9 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 7/28/15 | Sarah Fine
    The protest was part of a national event held by Women Betrayed, an anti-abortion organization that aims to eliminate public funding for Planned Parenthood. The location on Providence Road is officially called the Columbia Health Center. The rally came two days before the center will begin taking appointments for abortions. Columbia Health Center will be the only abortion provider in mid-Missouri. Because of the 72-hour waiting period, the first day that abortions can be administered will be Aug. 3.
  • Geraldo Rivera Frets Planned Parenthood Scandal ‘Might Put an End’ to ‘Garbage’ Used to ‘Be the...

    07/28/2015 6:46:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/28/15 | Curtis Houck
    On Tuesday’s edition of The Five on the Fox News Channel (FNC), liberal panelist Geraldo Rivera defended Planned Parenthood in wake of the video scandal concerning body parts from aborted babies, fretting that it “might put an end to the harvesting of what would be garbage” that “may” help contribute to a “cure for cancer” or “heart disease.” Moments after co-host Greg Gutfeld opened the segment with a commentary on the disturbing scandal, Rivera wondered to co-host Eric Bolling if he “fear[ed]...that the scandal, the justifiable scandal over the callousness of the people portrayed in this video might put an...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...
  • HHS boss won't probe Planned Parenthood -- or even watch videos

    07/28/2015 5:36:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Paul Bedard
    The week-long outcry over secretly-taped videos revealing Planned Parenthood's practice of selling body parts of aborted fetuses won't be investigated by the federal agency that provided $67.2 million between 2010 and 2012 -- or even watched by the department's boss.The House Education and the Workforce Committee Tuesday released videos of testimony from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell explaining why she won't probe the Planned Parenthood affair. It included this back and forth:(video at link)Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.): Have you seen those videos?Burwell: I have not seen the videos. I have read the articles about them.Also:Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA):...
  • Democrats Promise to Kill Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood; Harry Reid: “Good Luck With That”

    07/28/2015 5:29:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Democrats are promising to kill a pro-life measure the Senate may vote on as soon as next week that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The U.S. Senate will hold a vote on a measure to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business in a matter of days. The vote will come before the Senate takes its August recess. In the wake of three shocking videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors arranging the sale of body parts form aborted babies, there have been competing measures to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Senator Rand Paul is behind one effort to strip the...
  • Anti-abortion activists protest Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 5:22:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Matt McKinney
    VIRGINIA BEACH They cried, prayed, waved to honking cars and applauded a man carrying a wooden cross as tall as a stop sign. About 75 people this morning lined the sidewalk outside the Newtown Medical Center operated by the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood to protest after several viral videos this month sparked an uproar over fetal tissue donation. They weren’t alone. Demonstrators in more than 50 cities nationwide turned out for rallies, titled #WomenBetrayed, a push by the anti-abortion activist group Students for Life of America. Young, old and from churches across South Hampton Roads, they huddled near the...
  • Obama DOJ to Investigate…the Center for Medical Progress

    07/28/2015 4:45:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/27/15 | Matthew Archbold
    Videos by the Center for Medical Progress clearly shows top officials from Planned Parenthood discussing selling human body parts for profit, performing partial birth abortions, and discussing the destruction of the unborn in the most reprehensible and inhumane ways. So, of course, the Obama administration has decided to investigate...the Center for Medical Progress. Politico reports: While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review...
  • Protesters call for defunding of Planned Parenthood (Tennessee)

    07/28/2015 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Jennifer Johnson
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - More than 60 rallies were held across the country Tuesday to condemn Planned Parenthood. The organization has come under fire after recently released videos appear to show it has been selling the tissue of aborted fetuses to the highest bidder. Each year, Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million in government funding. Protesters called on lawmakers to defund the organization in every state. Undercover video released last week by anti-abortion group has launched a nationwide controversy. In it, the head of the Medical Director’s Council for Planned Parenthood can be seen discussing the sale of aborted...
  • Poll: 63 percent oppose defunding Planned Parenthood [CAUTION: DEM POLLSTER]

    07/28/2015 5:14:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    Sixty-three percent of registered voters oppose cutting off federal funds to Planned Parenthood, according to a new poll commissioned by the organization. The poll, conducted by the Democratic firm Hart Research Associates, finds that along with 63 percent of voters overall who oppose defunding Planned Parenthood, 68 percent of independents also oppose the move. The poll finds that a “bare majority” of 53 percent of Republicans favor defunding, while 34 percent oppose the move. The survey finds that voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports funding Planned Parenthood over one calling to end funding, by a...
  • Planned Parenthood Asks Supporters to Thank Staff for Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts

    07/28/2015 5:13:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    There are four Planned Parenthood doctors who have been caught on camera facilitating the sale of body parts from aborted babies and future videos are expected to show additional top abortion business officials doing the same thing. One might expect the abortion giant would consider firing these top Planned Parenthood officials, reprimand them in some way or take some other administrative action against them. Instead Planned Parenthood is launching a Thank You campaign. That’s right, the abortion company is asking its supporters to send its staff thank you cards telling them how much they appreciate everything they do. There’s no...
  • Abortion opponents plan special prayer vigil at Hamilton clinic (New Jersey)

    07/28/2015 5:06:23 PM PDT · by Morgana
    nj.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Kevin Shea | For NJ.com
    HAMILTON - Every Saturday morning, people who oppose abortion pray near the Princeton Women's Center on Kuser Road. On Wednesday morning, they will hold a special mid-week prayer witness to highlight not just the issue of abortion, but the recent allegation that the center's owner did not give up ownership his centers as required by law, organizer John Muka said. Princeton Women's Center is one of several New Jersey offices owned by former abortion doctor Steven Brigham. Last year, New Jersey stripped Brigham of his medical license, forcing him to divest himself from his clinics. But in June, the state...
  • Anti-abortion activists rally at Capitol ahead of Senate panel’s Planned Parenthood investigation

    07/28/2015 5:02:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Brittney Martin
    AUSTIN—Anti-abortion activists rallied at the Texas Capitol Tuesday to applaud the state’s Republican leaders for investigating Planned Parenthood. The Senate Health and Human Services committee will meet Wednesday to investigate Planned Parenthood’s role in fetal tissue donation programs. The investigation is one of three called for by state leaders following the release of undercover videos showing several Planned Parenthood national officials discussing tissue procurement methods and reimbursement fees. Fetal tissue donation for research is legal, but the group behind the videos allege that Planned Parenthood is illegally profiting from the reimbursements they receive for tissue procurement. Planned Parenthood president Cecile...
  • Planned Parenthood Horror Show Defines the Line between Sanity and Depravity

    07/28/2015 5:00:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    American Life League ^ | 7/28/15 | Judie Brown
    This past week has been bizarre. First we heard from that the Obama Department of Justice was considering a probe of the : “In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would ‘review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.’” CMP founder David Daleiden wasn’t phased at this news, saying in a : “They will attack me and my organization all day long, but that does not change the facts about what our investigation has uncovered and what the American people now know—that Planned...
  • Planned Parenthood PAC Seeks Thank You Notes for Doctors' ‘Courage and Compassion’

    07/28/2015 4:50:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Political Action Committee posted two requests on its Facebook page for supporters to sign “thank you” notes for doctors and other staff employed at its abortion clinics. The nation’s largest abortion provider posted a request for visitors to express thanks for the organization’s staff at its clinics, which performed 327,653 abortions in one year, according to its most recent annual report. “If you appreciate the dedication, courage, and compassion of Planned Parenthood health center staff, sign and share this card to let them know! “We are so grateful for the Planned Parenthood nurses and doctors...
  • State leaders call for investigation into Planned Parenthood (Florida)

    07/28/2015 4:46:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nbc-2.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Dave Elias, Chief political reporter
    FORT MYERS, FL - We've learned a group of legislators is calling for an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to determine whether Planned Parenthood in Florida is selling fetal tissue. This comes as hundreds of protestors gathered on the streets of both Collier and Lee Counties taking a strong stance on abortion -- one of the most divisive issues in America. In Lee County, a lunchtime protest had both abortion rights and anti-abortion rights activists squared off near the Planned Parenthood facility on College Parkway and Winkler Road. Their demonstrations come after a Planned Parenthood leader was...
  • [PA] The Timing Of Dem Governor’s Big Planned Parenthood Review ‘Raises Questions’

    07/28/2015 4:46:27 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    With Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf launching a review of Planned Parenthood, his own past and a recent cabinet appointment has put doubt on the integrity of the investigation.Wolf had begun taking steps to review the clinics as a result of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal organ harvesting and distribution, The Associated Press reported Friday. Just the day prior to Wolf’s announcement, he appointed a former Planned Parenthood executive as his chief of staff. To Michael Greer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, the timing is troubling.“It raises questions of the integrity of the investigation,” Greer told...
  • Fourth Planned Parenthood video could drop at Texas Senate hearing

    07/28/2015 4:40:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/28/15 | Taylor Millard
    Fresh off the heels of the Center for Medical Progress releasing video of a former Planned Parenthood worker discussing organ harvesting is the possibly of a fourth video. This time it won’t be on the Internet, it will be in a Texas Senate committee. A spokesperson for Senator Charles Schwertner told The Texas Tribune state Attorney General investigators were the ones who were given the video. [[ Committee members and staffers are ]] currently reviewing the video and gathering all the relevant facts. The AG’s office isn’t saying where they got it, but Planned Parenthood’s Houston-area clinic thinks it was...
  • Rand Paul Calls for Hillary Clinton to Return Donations from Planned Parenthood Officials

    07/28/2015 11:46:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 28 Jul 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93% wants Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton to return all donations she received from employees of Planned Parenthood. Paul attended the “Women Betrayed” rally in D.C. on Tuesday. “Hillary Clinton’s hands are stained by accepting this money, and she needs to immediately return every red cent she has received from Planned Parenthood employees,” Paul said. Paul’s statement comes after a report from the Washington Free Beacon that finds Clinton has collected more than $10,000 from at least nine Planned Parenthood employees just since she launched her presidential campaign. Paul introduced an amendment to...
  • OFA Urges 'Stand With Planned Parenthood' After Third Gruesome Video Released

    07/28/2015 4:35:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/28/15 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday, a few hours after the release of the latest gruesome and shocking undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, Organizing for Action, formerly Obama for America, tweeted their support for Planned Parenthood and, presumably, all the grotesque practices that entails. The group is the non-profit with the sole goal of supporting President Obama's policies and points of view. The only question left at this point is whether the President thinks Planned Parenthood is getting a good deal on their baby part sales. In case you missed, here is the price list: Let us know what you...
  • Sen. Paul and Cruz Go After Hillary on Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Business

    07/28/2015 4:32:30 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Austin Ruse
    Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a Anti-abortion rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Planned Parenthood faces mounting criticism amid the release of videos by a pro-life group and demands to vote in the Senate to stop funding. At a rally on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol today, organized in response to the ongoing undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood, presidential contender Senator Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) of Kentucky told 200 pro-life demonstrators and a huge bank of television and video cameras that...
  • VIDEO: Obama goes out of his way to thank Planned Parenthood during height of baby parts scandal

    07/28/2015 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    President Obama has a long-standing, super close relationship with Planned Parenthood, most clearly exemplified by his willingness in 2011 to shut down the federal government rather than allow the abortion giant to be defunded. Obama hasn’t stopped with his own turf. He has also blocked state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The quid pro quo is obvious: Planned Parenthood spends an inordinate amount of money and engages its vast grassroots network to get pro-abortion candidates elected; then they as pro-abortion legislators hand money back to Planned Parenthood, the most recent example being the Obamacare funding stream. The symbiotic relationship between...
  • Troy Newman Responds to Cecile Richards’ Vituperative Attacks

    07/28/2015 4:23:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    operationrescue.org ^ | July 27, 2015 | Operation Rescue
    Wichita, KS – On Sunday, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood appeared on ABC News where she was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos. Rather than answering the questions Mr. Stephanopoulos asked, Richards attempted to deflect by making false statements against those behind the videos that were recently released by the Center for Medical Progress. While Richards did not mention any names, she obviously was referring to Troy Newman, who is one of three members of the CMP Board of Directors. Richards said: The folks behind this, in fact, are part of the most militant wing of the anti-abortion movement that has...
  • The moral terrorism of Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 4:21:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Tammy Bruce
    Like many of you, when I first heard the undercover video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing in a detached and macabre manner the selling of aborted baby parts, I was physically sickened. Regardless of whether you identify as pro-life or pro-choice, the impact of the ghoulish and craven nature of the negotiation for body parts is profoundly disturbing. Yet there are liberal individuals and institutions, like Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, the White House and The New York Times, methodically defending Planned Parenthood, making very sure whatever is left of their critical minds doesn’t disturb them with a reminder of...